Gov. Rick Scott: Florida Families Have Saved More Than $196 Million from Auto Tag Fee Cut

On March 31, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Almost 7 Million Registrations Have Resulted in Savings TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida families have saved more than $196 million since the reductions in Florida’s motor vehicle registration fees went into effect on September 1, 2014. The reductions were proposed by Governor Scott last year as part of his 2014-2015 […]

Governor Rick Scott and Florida Cabinet Issue Resolution Recognizing Vietnam Veterans Day

On March 30, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet issued the following resolution recognizing Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Governor Rick Scott said, “Our state is home to more than 515,000 Vietnam era veterans whose courageous service has protected the freedoms we enjoy today. As a […]

Governor Rick Scott Celebrates Opening of the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

On March 27, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott today celebrated the opening of the 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, taking place from March 27-29. The Race will be held in St. Petersburg through 2017, and is expected to welcome more than 150,000 race fans from across the world each year. Spectators and race crews will book about 27,000 […]

Gov. Scott: The Pensacola Area Added 5,600 Jobs Over the Year

On March 27, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent metro area experienced positive annual job growth over the year in February 2015 with 5,600 new jobs. The metro area’s unemployment rate declined by 1.0 percentage point over the year, from 6.5 percent in February 2014 to 5.5 percent in February 2015. Florida businesses have added more […]

Gov. Scott: Naples Area Adds 6,600 New Jobs Over Year

On March 27, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Naples-Marco Island metro area experienced positive annual job growth with an increase of 6,600 jobs over the year in February 2015. The metro area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.8 percentage point over the year, from 5.8 percent in February 2014 to 5.0 percent in February 2015. Florida businesses have […]

Gov. Scott: West Palm Beach Adds 20,400 Jobs Over the Year

On March 27, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the West Palm Beach metro area experienced positive annual job growth, with an increase 20,400 jobs over the year in February 2015. The metro area’s unemployment rate declined by 1.3 percentage points over the year, from 6.3 percent in February 2014 to 5.0 percent in February 2015. Florida businesses […]

Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Gained 32,400 Jobs Over the Year

On March 27, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach metro area gained 32,400 jobs over the year in February 2015. The Fort Lauderdale metro area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.9 percentage point over the year, from 6.1 percent in February 2014 to 5.2 percent in February 2015. Florida businesses have added more than […]

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Added 16,800 Jobs Over the Year

On March 27, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Jacksonville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) gained 16,800 new jobs over the year in February 2015. The Jacksonville MSA’s unemployment rate declined by 0.9 percentage point over the year, from 6.5 percent in February 2014 to 5.6 percent in February 2015. Florida businesses have added more than 807,000 private-sector jobs […]

Gov. Scott: The Tampa Area Added 36,400 Jobs Over the Year

On March 27, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) added 36,400 new jobs in February 2015 compared to a year ago. The unemployment rate in the Tampa metro area declined by 0.9 percentage point over the year, from 6.4 percent in February 2014 to 5.5 percent in February 2015.  Florida businesses have […]

Gov. Scott: The Miami Area Added 36,500 Jobs Over the Year

On March 27, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall metro area gained 36,500 new jobs in February 2015 compared to a year ago, the second highest number of jobs among all metro areas. The area’s unemployment rate declined by 1.7 percentage points over the year, from 7.1 percent in February 2014 to 5.4 percent in February […]